Estuarium Collaborative Art Project!

Ready for a community an Art and Science Event? Carrie Ziegler of Earth Art is back and ready to lead & inspire us in a Community Collaborative Art Project!

Saturday ~ February 20th  Anytime between 12pm and 4pm

This is a DROP-IN ART-MAKING EVENT with Carrie Ziegler where kids and their families can learn about estuaries at the Estuarium and make an art piece to be included in a large scale art installation being developed for us. No matter what your age or artistic ability, you can be part of this collaborative experience.

The ART INSTALLATION CEREMONY will follow on Friday March 25th from 5pm to 7pm at South Sound Estuarium. Be sure to mark your calendars for both events!
Find out more about Carrie’s amazing art and collaborative projects HERE

This is a free event! The Estuarium is a great place to meet our aquarium critters, explore the science and nature around us and learn more about this amazing area we live in. Why not make a play date with friends and meet here!

Last time Carrie was here look what we did The Mural

Join our event on Facebook HERE

PS: Free parking on weekends at meters and nearby city parking too.

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February 5th 7 pm Pier Peer has openings

Join Jackie and Ginger, SSEA’s wonderful Pier Peer Educators, February 5th, 7 pm for an evening adventure viewing marine creatures in their natural habitat.    Go to events and click on Pier Peer to register.  You never know what you will see.

$10/person 12 and older.  Ginger Seslar

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Help SSEA look at Estuarium

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If so, we are seeking your help.
 
The Estuarium has been at this location for a year and a half.  It is time to take a look at how the Estuarium is working. We would like to hear what do you like best/least, ideas you have about new interactive materials, other ideas for improvement.
    Share your ideas with us
    January 23rd, 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
    This is an opportunity to help SSEA make a visit to the Estuarium a      great one for new and repeat visitors, of all ages.
    ( A challenge, but one we gladly accept.)
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Happy New Year! Come One ~ Come All!

South Sound Estuary Association (SSEA) was founded in 2007 as a result of community interest in creating opportunities for the public to learn about estuaries, geology, natural and cultural history, marine life, and human impact on the Puget Sound (2nd largest estuary in the U.S. by size and largest by volume).  We are looking forward to 2016 as we continue to explore, connect and inspire.

Coming up!

January 14th ~ 7pm to 8:30pm

Discovery Speaker Series Continues 2015/2016
Washington Department of  Fish and Wildlife Scientists  

Dayv Lowry, Ph.D. Research Scientist, will share videos and information they learn from using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to study Puget Sound.  Phil Dionne, Research Scientist, will update us on the latest Forage Fish study findings.

Learn more about their projects: Species & Ecosystem Science  Marine Beach Spawning Fish Ecology

For more information on species & ecosystem science:
Wildlife Science 360-902-2515,  wildthing@dfw.wa.gov
Fish Science 360-902-2700,  fishpgm@dfw.wa.gov

 

February 5th  ~ 7 pm

Pier Peer at Boston Harbor Marina – an underwater night-lighting event. Peer below the waters of Puget Sound and discover the lives of mysterious and beautiful creatures. Jellyfish, colorful sea slugs, predatory worms, seals chasing squid, and more visit us at the underwater lights.  Register here!

 

February 11th  ~ 7pm

Discovery Speaker Series Continues 2015/2016
Melanie Davis, USGS Scientist Talks about Nisqually Delta Restoration – What Tools do They Use to Track the Results and Provides a Summary of the Latest Findings.

Melanie Davis, Ph.D. Restoration Ecologist with the USGS Western Ecological Research Center will teach us about the tools they use and update us on the latest findings.  Learn More:  Nisqually Delta Restoration

 

February 16th ~ 7:55 pm                Purchase Tickets Now

Olympia Little Theater – Benefit Performance
Circle/Mirror Transformation
is a play by Pulitzer Prize winner author, Annie Baker. The play is about an unlikely collection of strangers who sign up for an “Adult Creative Drama” class.  Lots more information here.

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Every Saturday and Sunday ~ South Sound ESTUARIUM   11am – 4pm

 A Marine life discovery center featuring aquariums, interactive activities and interpretive exhibits.  Great place to visit for all ages. .. a continuing learning environment.  

Find us at 309 State Ave. NE, Olympia
Come meet our Critters!  Information here.
Free parking downtown on the weekend! 

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Pier Peer – January 8th cancelled

Due to cold weather and slippery docks the January Pier Peer session is cancelled.  Please join us in a further month.

Pier Peer Staff

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January 14th, Discovery Speakers – WDFW Scientists Dayv Lowry & Phill Dionne

January 14, 7 – 8:30 pm, Doors open at 6:30.

LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia

Dayv Lowry and Phill Dionne, WDFW Scientists Talk about Forage Fish & Share Information and Videos from their ROV Studies

Dayv Lowry, Ph.D. Research Scientist, will share videos and information they learn from using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to study Puget Sound.  Phil Dionne, Research Scientist, will update us on the latest Forage Fish study findings.

To learn about their projects, read:
For more information on species & ecosystem science: Wildlife Science 360-902-2515,  wildthing@dfw.wa.gov

 

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Celebrate Winter Solstice at the Turn of the Tides Festival

Turn of the Tides Festival ~ A free family event!

Come celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Estuarium A free family event celebrating the sea and the seasons

Saturday December 19th 11 am to 3 pm.

Turn of the tides Festival 2014

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Hot Cocoa/Refreshments

Bundle up & join us for Storyteller Gene Tagaban in the noon hour.

Unique marine themed items for sale by local artists

Learn and Celebrate with friends of the Estuary including  Pacific Shellfish Institute, Nisqually Reach Nature Center, Nisqually Land Trust, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Capitol Land Trust, LOTT & More!

Sponsored by Port of Olympia

First time visitor? Look for us at The South Sound ESTUARIUM,  309 State Ave. NE, Olympia.
Free parking on weekends in the city parking lot across the street.

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South Sound Estuarium in Olympia

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Dec. 10th Discovery Speaker on “The Blob”

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7 – 8:30  LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE., Olympia.
Dr. Christopher Krembs – Oceanographer Department of Ecology since 2008 ~ The BLOB – What is Causing the Drought? Presents an overview of the unusual Pacific Ocean conditions and he will explain how the unusually warm ocean water off Washington’s coastline has affected Puget Sound’s water quality in 2015.

Co-Hosted by LOTT

Olympian article announcing the 2015-2016 Discovery Speaker Series

 

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Turn of the Tides Festival ~ A free family event!

Come celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Estuarium A free family event celebrating the sea and the seasons

Saturday December 19th 11 am to 3 pm.

Turn of the tides Festival 2014

unnamed-4Free Admission to the Estuarium

Hot Chowder & Cocoa

Bundle up & join us for Storyteller Gene Tagaban in the noon hour.

Unique marine themed items for sale by local artists

Learn and Celebrate with friends of the Estuary including  Pacific Shellfish Institute, Nisqually Reach Nature Center, Nisqually Land Trust, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Capitol Land Trust, LOTT & More!

Sponsored by Port of Olympia

First time visitor? Look for us at The South Sound ESTUARIUM,  309 State Ave. NE, Olympia.
Free parking on weekends in the city parking lot across the street.

South Sound Esuarium Mural Project

South Sound Estuarium in Olympia

 

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December 4th Pier Peer – Space Available

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Peer below the waters of south Puget Sound and discover the lives of mysterious and beautiful creatures.  Jellyfish, colorful sea slugs, predatory worms, seals chasing squid, and more visit us at the underwater lights.  Learn about the animals of Puget Sound and see them like you never have before!

Register here for December, January or February, 7 pm.

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